Every year the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) releases statistics giving an overview of the hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses. 

You've come to the right place if you want to know: 

  • The number of hair and beauty businesses in the UK.
  • Their contribution to the UK economy.
  • Salon turnover in different parts of the country. 
  • The number of people working in hair and beauty. 
  • Patterns of work, including employment and self-employment. 
  • Age and gender. 
  • Apprenticeships.
  • Health and wellbeing.

Want to know more?  To get your copy of the booklet with more detailed statistics go here FREE to Members / non-members £250 (inc VAT)

Note: Please acknowledge the NHBF and the data sources when using these statistics. 

Official definitions of the hair and beauty industry include: 

Hair washing, trimming and cutting, setting, dyeing, tinting, waving, straightening and similar activities for men and women, barbering, shaving and beard trimming, trichology, facial massage, manicure and pedicure, make-up, electrolysis and other beauty treatments, but not the manufacture of wigs.


NHBF Industry Statistics